Council acknowledges funding pledge – Racecourse Road duplication

Published: 24 October 2022

Ahead of the Victorian government election this November, Council is calling for continued support and funding across a range of community priorities – including better safer roads for our community.

Cardinia Shire Council acknowledges the funding pledge of $56 million towards the upgrading of Racecourse Road by Liberal candidate for Pakenham, David Farrelly.

The pledge is for the duplication of the section of Racecourse Road from Henry Street to the Princes Highway.

Council is advocating for the duplication which would improve the efficiency of the network and provide an important strategic transport link for the community.

Council passed a Notice of Motion in July 2021 to advocate for the commitment of additional resources to expand the proposed road infrastructure scope for the Pakenham Roads Upgrades (Racecourse Road duplication project). The current project proposal provides an important and valuable transport connection from the Monash Freeway (M1) to Henry Street Pakenham.

Given that there is increasing demand on transport infrastructure required to support Cardinia Shire Council’s expanding community and neighbouring regions, it is important that consideration is given to plan for and to expand the scope of current the infrastructure project to include the section of Racecourse Road from Henry Street to the Princes Highway (C101).

Racecourse Road is an arterial road, managed by the Department of Transport.

Alongside better safer local roads, key priorities for the council’s advocacy efforts include community places and services, public transport, mental health services, access to jobs, sport and recreation, outdoor spaces and better protection for our environment.

Learn more about council’s advocacy priorities at

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